Category: loss

I, too, know the begging ledge on the high blu…

I, too, know the begging ledge on the high bluff of my heart whispering for me to leave the simple pain of having a body at all.

Happy Pub day to our brother Michael Lee! Be s…

Happy Pub day to our brother Michael Lee! Be sure to pick up his new book, THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW.

We are so excited to release this beauty! It’s…

We are so excited to release this beauty! It’s Pub Day for our dear friend Michael Lee. Be sure to check out THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW today.

Today’s the day! Pick up THE ONLY WORLDS WE KN…

Today’s the day! Pick up THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW by Michael Lee.

From Michael Lee’s new book, THE ONLY WORLDS W…

From Michael Lee’s new book, THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW.

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From Danez Smith’s book, BLACK MOVIE.

Depression is my father. He demands that I car…

Depression is my father. He demands that I carry him from room to room while he haunts my house with deep slow sighs.

Dear Lungs: exhaling her name will not bring h…

Dear Lungs: exhaling her name will not bring her back.

“Snow Angel Boy With the train track eyes, For how long have you been searching for an exit? I too…”

“Snow Angel Boy
With the train track eyes,
For how long have you been searching for an exit?
I too sought the Grim Reaper,
Found his reflection in
Pills and toilets and oncoming traffic;
I forgot that I was not alone,
That so many of us render
Pillows and coat hangers and glove compartments
Into weapons of self-destruction;
Next time,
I’ll share my story,
Listen to yours,
And maybe we’ll realize that we are not enlightened,
But we are the ones who are blind;”

from “Snow Angel Boy,” by Rebecca Chan, in loving memory of Jake Oslin. 

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“I’ve never really understood, I’ve always floated by. Somehow this plan was…”

“I’ve never really understood,
I’ve always floated by.
Somehow this plan was working
and I never questioned why,
until your heart settled on me
and put me through distress,
that day I had to wonder if
I’d rather not progress.
The first 3 dates are comfortable
but I don’t like to move.
I like getting to know you
without needing to improve.
Maybe I haven’t been in love
but the thought is suffocating – 
just walk with me, just hold my hand
just find me captivating.”

Grazia Curcuru